Killing bed bugs in the cold and snow

by Tommy Underhill, GreenTech Heat
March 15, 2018


You may wonder why I included the bed bug photo of this red truck in this post. I oversaw cold-weather heat treatment development testing several years ago during a typical upstate New York January. I recall there being several feet of snow on the ground and it had snowed overnight. That day’s high was 18°F. We had loaded an uninsulated moving truck the day before, and the contents were cold. The icicles dripping from the truck were due to the snow melting from the roof of the truck while heat treating the contents. I know the GreenTech Heat process is effective in the cold.

Historically, reports of bed bug activity tend to quiet down during the Winter months. Bed bugs typically do not slow down feeding — they’re just as opportunistic feeders as during warmer parts of the year — humans tend to travel less and therefore transport fewer hitchhiking bed bugs.



Cold-weather bed bug heat treatment tips

I’ve put together a list of techniques to provide better results when eradicating bed bugs with heat during the colder months:



Empirical measurements guarantee results

It is possible to achieve a 100% bed bug kill in any weather, regardless of starting temperatures and external ambient temperatures. As with any other insect heat treatment, there is only one mandatory criteria for a successful treatment: achieving lethal temperatures for the required time duration. Measure temperatures and log times and know when all the bed bugs, other insects, and their eggs in the treatment area are dead.

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